<p>Itanagar, June 5, 2019</p>.<div>Despite inclement weather, a massive search operation is on for an Indian Air Force (IAF) AN-32 transport aircraft with 13 people on board that went missing over Arunachal Pradesh two days ago.</div>.<div>On Wednesday, the IAF pressed into service a SU-30 jet fighter, C130 J, Mi17 and ALH helicopters to trace the missing Russian-origin transporter aircraft that was last seen on Monday afternoon. </div>.<div>The searches were taking place along the thickly forested routes between Assam's Jorhat and Mechuka advanced landing ground in Arunachal Pradesh.</div>.<div>The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) satellites -- CARTOSAT and RISAT -- were also taking images of the area.</div>.<div>Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Eastern Air Command, Air Marshal R. D. Mathur is monitoring the search and rescue operations. He has interacted with the families of the missing IAF personnel.</div>.<div>In addition, the Army, Indo-Tibetan Border Police, Arunachal Police and local communities were trekking on the ground to search for the missing aircraft.</div>.<div>"The search is still on but the missing AN-32 is yet to be sighted," IAF spokesperson Wing Commander Ratnakar Singh told IANS.</div>.<div>On Monday, the AN-32 trasnporter had taken off from Assam's Jorhat at 12.27 p.m. for the Mechuka Advanced Landing Ground in Arunachal Pradesh's Shi-Yomi district bordering China.</div>.<div>The aircraft lost contact with the ground staff at 1.30 p.m.</div>.<div>On Tuesday, the Indian Navy's Long Range Maritime Reconnaissance aircraft P8i conducted an aerial survey to locate the partly upgraded AN-32 aircraft.</div>.<div>IANS</div>.<p><span style="font-size: 14px;">(Our News Desk can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org)</span></p>. Did you like this story? .<a href="https://www.instamojo.com/netindian/support-netindian/">Make a donation</a>. and help us to serve you better.